Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Florida Tax Attorney
Tax problem? Call us Today
Free Consultation 386-490-9949

The 2024 Tax Filing Season Started January 29th


The IRS recently announced that the official start date for the 2024 tax season was January 29th, the date which the agency will start accepting and processing 2023 tax returns. Although taxpayers technically have until April 15th to file their taxes, most are encouraged to start the filing process as soon as possible to ensure that they have time to address any complications that may arise.

Tips for Filing in 2024 

While it may feel like there is plenty of time to file your taxes, it’s never too soon to start preparing by:

  • Gathering the information you’ll need to file;
  • Gathering tax records, including Forms 1099 from banks and other payers and W-2s from employers;
  • Obtaining records of taxable income;
  • Planning to file electronically; and
  • Signing up for direct deposit, which is the fastest and easiest way to receive a refund.

By taking these steps in advance, taxpayers can improve their chances of filing an accurate return and so avoid receiving their refund late.

April 15th Filing Deadline 

April 15th is the deadline for most taxpayers to file their tax returns this year. They will also have until this date to pay any taxes they owe or to request a filing extension. There are, however, exceptions to this rule for some taxpayers. For instance, those who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17th to file. Taxpayers who live in disaster areas also have additional time to file and to pay any taxes they owe, as do members of the military who are serving in a combat zone. To determine whether you could qualify for a tax filing extension, reach out to our legal team today.

Other Important 2024 Filing Season Deadlines 

There are some other deadlines besides the January 29th tax season start date and the filing and payment due date that taxpayers should know, including:

  • January 16th, when fourth quarter estimated tax payments are due; and
  • October 15th, which is the due date for filers who are seeking an extension.

It’s also important to note that although the IRS won’t technically start processing tax returns until the end of January, taxpayers who work with software companies or tax professionals don’t have to wait until then to start preparing their tax returns.

Do You Need Help Preparing Your 2023 Taxes?

 We know how stressful tax season can be. Fortunately, you don’t have to try and navigate the filing process on your own, but could benefit from the help of a skilled tax lawyer. If you have questions about your own tax obligations, need help preparing your taxes, or are ready to submit your return, don’t hesitate to call CPA, former FBI Special Agent, and experienced Florida tax return preparation lawyer Ronald Cutler, P.A. for assistance. You can set up a free consultation with a member of our legal team by calling 386-490-9949 or by sending us an online message. We can provide you with the trusted legal experience and tax advice that you need to get your tax situation squared away and your return filed on time.